5 Sep 2013


Jenny Matlock
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Together with my two friends Nicole and Dominique, we started our first part towards Thonon les bains at the Geneva lake, but on the French side.

We had about 860 km to drive, which we split into two, first Dominique drove and then I took over after a delicious picnic at a rest area on the highway until our stop in Troyes.

We had booked in a very old but very nice hotel and had a big room for 4 people. It was located in the town center so we could easily walk through the little streets, have an ice cream in front of the city hall on a big place and also looked for a restaurant for the evening.

After we had checked into hour hotel, we walked through the very beautiful old city all houses dating from the 15/16 th century ! Nicole found an intriguing opening in  a wall and of course had to found out what was in there. Besides a big spider and some dust there was nothing. Nicole jumped away and we laughed, she doesn't like spiders and apparently the spider didn't love her either, it run away.

Suddenly Dominique saw a very small side street with the name "Cat street" and she laughed and said it would be the perfect street for me ! And at the end of the little street was a beautiful very old restaurant away from the huzzle and buzzle of the tourist places. We looked at the menu written on a wooden cat  and decided we would go back there for supper. The whole place was decorated with cats and looked very cozy.

The place (and food) was absolutely lovely and we had a lot of fun. Nicole showed us with a napkin that orange is her color ! Quiet tired we returned to the hotel.

The next morning I drove the first part out of Troyes and without any problem, thanks to Mme GPS !
We stopped for a picnic and a coffee and finally arrived at our destination in Thenon.

Dominique owns a huge villa there with view on the lake, I almost needed my GPS not to get lost in this big house. We had bought some food for supper ate on the terrace overlooking the lake and very tired went to bed very early. Tomorrow is another day !

View over the Geneva lake during supper, the swimming pool and part of the second terrace.

and here we are, more photos are to come. The day was quiet long !


Andrew said...

What an great post about three ladies on a road trip. A post of mine will go up in about 16 hours which might interest you.

Tracy Cook said...

I love the idea of a road trip with girls thank you

Anonymous said...

This looks like such a wonderful getaway with your friends! Beautiful location!

Wandering Wren said...

Beautiful Geneva, Can't wait for Part two!
How special to have a friend with a large house at Lake Geneva!

::: said...

Enjoy your trip in such a gorgeous area!!

fredamans said...

Beautiful view over that lake!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have the most fun of anybody! Perfect roadtrip...and what a wonderful spot for a villa your friend has!!

Jo said...

Wow, what a lovely trip you shared with us! I love the look of the hotel in Troyes and of course would have dined at the Cat Restaurant as well! I love the look of Dominique's villa and look forward to more posts! Glad you're having a great time. (((Hugs))) Jo

diane b said...

What an exciting time you are in for. I'm looking forward to reading all of your posts when I have time . It is very hectic living in a small house with two toddlers.

Jenny said...

This sounded like a very pleasant adventure...

Pretty cool preview of photographs of the places you went!

Perfect post for the letter "P".

Thanks for linking.